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Old 31-May-2012, 06:00 PM
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749 BP How to Ride it

Hi,

As always I'm looking to you experienced Ducati Owners to share your knowlede with a mare mortal like me...


I have an early 749 bp, nothing special but its mine & I luv it...

I'm after some advice on how to get more out of her, so in essence I would like to ride a bit quicker.. a few of my lads have 1000cc jap bikes, they always discussing running high in the revs (close to red lining it), I've never done that, been bit of a slow coach to be fair....

what's a nice rev to be using in the low down gears 3rd etc... any tips would be greatly appreciated..

JA
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Old 31-May-2012, 06:35 PM
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Have the suspension set up professionaly book yourself up something like Ron Haslam riding school or California superbikes days. Maybe go up two on the rear sprocket and you will out of the corner and into the next before the big bikes have got into their stride
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Old 31-May-2012, 08:15 PM
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Cool, Any pointers about where to go for a suspension set-up?

will look into riding school...

what about rpm's, whats a good number to be revving to, if I'm into going quicker what figures are we talking about 8k 9k or even higher..

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Old 31-May-2012, 08:21 PM
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Cool, Any pointers about where to go for a suspension set-up?

will look into riding school...

what about rpm's, whats a good number to be revving to, if I'm into going quicker what figures are we talking about 8k 9k or even higher..

Regards
JA

The rev limiter comes in at 11k. I dropped 1 tooth on the front and went up 3 on the back. That maybe too aggressive for you so up 2 or 3 on the back is a good start. rev it to 10k no prob.
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Old 01-Jun-2012, 09:09 AM
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Thanks for the info sharing.. cool 10k.. will see how I get on.. when you sat aggressive, what do you mean, will it be quicker pulling off??? by doing as you said 2 or 3 up on the back, what will that do...

also, any pointers on where I could pick up a rear sprocket??
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Old 01-Jun-2012, 11:09 AM
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Renthal make a nice looking 41
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Old 01-Jun-2012, 06:28 PM
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Yes got a price of 34 for a rear one from my local dealer dealer today.

Is that a good price.. they wasn't able to provide a lower tooth front, they mentioned 749 as standard @ 14 tooth, so I guess my best option id to go 2 up on rear (41)
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Old 01-Jun-2012, 06:30 PM
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Perfect and a decent price
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These guys have a good rep and would make a nice ride
http://www.mctsuspension.com/contact.htm
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Old 01-Jun-2012, 06:49 PM
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Cheers, Will give them a call in the morning!.

by going up 2 teeth, will my chain still fit (which is in good nick)
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